Writing Apps and Websites

From online grammar checkers to creative prompts for kids, these writing apps and websites have everything your kid needs to use and improve their writing skills. Whether you have a preschooler just learning to form letters or an older kid who's learning the the finer points of constructing stories and self-expression through writing, you'll find excellent learning tools to help your kid become a strong writer. This list is a great resource to help young storytellers find their voice and become effective communicators. And for more digital tools to help get those creative ideas flowing, check out our Script-Writing Apps and Websites.

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This Is My Story (And I'm Sticking To It) App Poster Image
Build (and hear) simple stories by filling in the blanks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2013)
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Writing Wizard - Kids Learn to Write Letters & Words App Poster Image
Fantastic, customizable tracing practice with fun rewards.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2015)
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My StoryMaker Website Poster Image
Safe, simple way to write and illustrate original tales.
URL: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/embed.cfm
(2014)
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Storybird Website Poster Image
Create beautiful books to share online and in print.
URL: http://www.storybird.com
(2012)
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Writing Prompts for Kids App Poster Image
Versatile inspiration generator provides solid story ideas.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
(2013)
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Dyslexia Keyboard App Poster Image
Assistive features make this writing tool worth every penny.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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iWordQ US App Poster Image
Text editing, word prediction not cheap, but less than most.
Devices: iPad
(2018)
(2012)
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SimpleMind+ Intuitive Mind Mapping App Poster Image
Mind mapper organizes ideas into colorful notes & diagrams.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Oribi Writer App Poster Image
Features help kids spell, write, and edit; pricey.
Devices: iPad
(2018)
(2017)
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Rainbow Sentences App Poster Image
Easy app to encourage writing and recording sentences.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2013)
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StoryBuilder App Poster Image
Very cool app asks questions, creates stories from answers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Write Ideas App Poster Image
Free templates help kids write; Microsoft email required.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2017)
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Diary Zapp App Poster Image
Kids capture their days through words, photos, and more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Clicker Docs App Poster Image
Word processor offers extra support for struggling writers.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2013)
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Write About This App Poster Image
Fun images and prompts spark creativity, get kids writing.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2013)
(2015)
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Scholastic Kids Press Corps Website Poster Image
Kid reporters (and readers) get schooled in journalism.
URL: http://magazines.scholastic.com/
(2011)
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Shake-a-Phrase: Fun with Words and Sentences App Poster Image
Silly sentences promote creative-writing and grammar skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2013)
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Story Starter~Creative Writing App Poster Image
Offers creative writing inspiration with some iffy content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2017)
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Hemingway Editor Website Poster Image
Editing tool finds common errors, lacks any explanations.
URL: http://www.hemingwayapp.com/
(2015)
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New Moon Girls Online Website Poster Image
Dynamo site for girls has priorities right.
URL: http://www.newmoon.com/
(2008)
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Sleep Furiously App Poster Image
Maze of words makes creating illogical sentences fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2015)
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Twine Website Poster Image
Interactive story-creation tool is fun but complicated
URL: https://twinery.org/
(2015)
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Writing Challenge App Poster Image
Motivating story starter helps teen writers get creative.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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Creative Writer - Fun! Easy! Write! - Ideas for Writing and Texting - Flow of Words, Poetry and Lyrics App Poster Image
Find the right words, learn vocabulary, but prepare to pay.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2016)
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NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program Website Poster Image
Delightful crash course warmly guides budding novelists.
URL: https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/
(2013)
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Figment Website Poster Image
Teen writers express themselves on supportive social site.
URL: http://www.figment.com
(2011)
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Power Poetry Website Poster Image
Online community empowers teen poets; use privacy settings.
URL: http://www.powerpoetry.org
(2013)
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Purdue Online Writing Lab Website Poster Image
One-stop site for writing help is a good resource for teens.
URL: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
(2013)
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SMITHTeens Website Poster Image
Site challenges teens to summarize their lives in six words.
URL: http://smithteens.com
(2009)
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Teen Ink Website Poster Image
Creative, supportive forum for teens to share their work.
URL: http://www.teenink.com
(2009)
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Writersky Website Poster Image
Mostly clean writers' platform could use a bit more jazz.
URL: https://www.writersky.com/
(2015)
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Wattpad Website Poster Image
Teen writers hone craft, get feedback; watch privacy.
URL: http://www.wattpad.com/
(2014)
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Tumblr Website Poster Image
Rich microblogging site includes abundant iffy content.
URL: http://www.tumblr.com/
(2009)
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